The Top Ten Rappers Who Are Respected by Metalheads

This is a list of rappers I've noticed who are respected by people whom love metal music. Make sure to check out these rappers. If you disagree with the list, be sure to make suggestions.

The Top TenXW

1Tech N9ne ...read more.

Tech should be number one, he is obviously the dopest rapper in the game right now. Glad he's included in the list too.

I honestly love his backmasking on his songs. He's one of those music artists whose really good at doing it.

After mistakenly being confused as a rock band, dubstep producer or whatever, Tech N9ne definitely is respected in the metal realm. After collaborating with Five Finger Death Punch, and making a cover of LL Cool J's song Mama Said Knock You Out, people really got in to Tech. He has his own record label Strange Music. He has also collaborated with System of a Down's lead vocalist Serj Tankian. Not to mention his upcoming rap rock band K.A.B.O.S.H. he most definitely will be considered a legend, in the Rap Rock music genre.

2Mike ShinodaMichael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

Being the rap vocals of Linkin Park, there is absolutely no doubt that he is respected by people who listen to metal. He, himself is an amazing rapper and has made a huge amount of hits with Linkin Park.

Being the rapper of Linkin Park, he gets a lot of respect. However, I don't think he is that talented. - IronSabbathPriest

3Deuce

Once a part of rapcore band Hollywood Undead, Deuce has really made a scene in being one of the most respected rappers, from people who enjoy metal. He once sung the hooks in Hollywood Undead and was later replaced by Danny. I personally think Danny is better off with Hollywood Undead, but I also wish Deuce was never kicked out.

4EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.V1 Comment
5HopsinMarcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

Yes, the Eminem inspired underground rapper Hopsin is respected by many people who love different type of music genres. Hopsin is definitely one of the best rappers to ever do it, and is definitely one of my favorite rappers as well. Having a successful record label Funk Volume, he has managed to make a lot of anthems, for metalheads to enjoy. He has also signed rappers such as Dizzy Wright and Jarren Benton and has also made them reach XXL.

6Tupac ShakurTupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

Haha that picture with Tupac and Kiss back in 1996 at The Grammy's...classic.

7Ronnie Radke

Ronnie is actually the vocalist of Falling in Reverse. This needs to be removed

Being the lead vocalist of Falling in Reverse, Ronnie Radke definitely has a lot of respect, from people who enjoy metal music. He also has an independent rap career and a mixtape out, called Watch Me.

8Immortal TechniqueFelipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.
9Fred DurstWilliam Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.

Fred Durst is hands down one of the best to have ever made it possible. Being the lead vocalist of Nu Metal band Limp Bizkit, whom is now signed to Cash Money records. Fred Durst has definitely made history and has definitely made a handful of anthems for all you metalheads to enjoy. His lyrics are powerful, yet aggressive, he really knows how to pump you up and make you want to punch someone in the face. Limp Bizkit is amazing!

10Fronzilla

Fronz is amazing, Attila rules and I just love his music. The profanity may be disturbing, buy I love the music anyway.

Atilla is crap and so is this jackass worst death core in the world

Being the lead singer of Rapcore band Attila, Fronz is definitely respected by people who listen to metal music. Attila is amazing. Fronz is love, Fronz is life.

The Contenders

11Ice-T
12Zack de la RochaZacharias Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and after the band's reunion in 2007 until their last show in 2011. He left Rage Against ...read more.

Zachary de la Rocha is a legend, he is definitely one of the best to ever do it. Being the vocalist of Nu Metal band Rage Against the Machine, he has really managed to make one of the best rap rock songs I've ever witnessed. Zack should definitely bring back RATM, they really did inspire me as a child.

The best rapper in the rap metal genre he does a good job about tell massages in his songs

13tobyMacToby McKeehan, better known by his stage name TobyMac, is a Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, hip-hop and pop artist, songwriter and author.

Song writer, author, producer and most definitely, an amazing Christian rapper. Toby has a Nu Metal sound in some of his songs and he is definitely an amazing artist. Many metalheads love him, and I wouldn't dare ask why.

Tobymac has collabed with Nu metal artist Trevor McNevan and also with Skillet's John Cooper - paasadani

14Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp A Butterfly was practically flawless. - Caleb9000

15Benji Webbe

He's more reggae-sounding than rap, but he is metal also. Skindred rules. - NuMetalManiak

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16Madchild
17Eazy-EEric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.

Watch an interview of him on YouTube talking about his musical preferences. Heavy Metal is his first answer.

18Dr. DreAndre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
19T. Mills

The scene girls just love T. Mills. Yes, he may be handsome, and yes he may have released a successful independent rap album, and of course was signed to Columbia Records for being a great artist himself. I would consider T. Mills an amazing artist. He has many great anthems, for example The Boom, which indeed is amazing, and deserves to be in the Greatest Songs of All Time list.

20YelawolfMichael Wayne Atha, better known as Yelawolf, is an American hip hop recording artist from Gadsden, Alabama.
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